The chief executive of Wincanton does not expect a wave of consolidation in the UK road transport sector, arguing that recent high-profile acquisitions have been standalone deals rather than part of a trend. Colman told Motortransport.co.uk he thought M&A activity – such as XPO’s purchase of Norbert Dentressengle last year – were just strategic moves for individual businesses, rather than a trend for consolidating the UK market. He said: “There have been a number of transactions, but I don’t think […]
Kitchen supplier Howdens Joinery has awarded a three-year contract to Wincanton, after ending its relationship with DHL Supply Chain earlier this year.
Wincanton has been forced to make redundancies to offset falling profit in its Industrial and Transport division.
Jack Richards & Sons has extended and expanded its contract with charcoal firm Big K Products for a further three years. Martin Zuill, transport operations manager at Big K, says: “Jack Richards [has] more than proved its logistics capability. So much so, that we’ve decided to award them with the contract to distribute our pallet network products throughout the UK.” Jack Richards is a member of Palletways. Dominic Purslow, Jack Richards & Son depot principal, adds: “We’re delighted to be […]